Lesser Scaup 4/24/12


Believe it or not Lesser Scaup are one of the most abundant ducks in all of North America, but we don’t often see them in New England since they only winter along the coastal bays here, usually in large flocks and not coming close to shore. In early spring they begin their migration toward the Rockies and disappear altogether, but do stop on open fresh water along the way. I fetched these 3 drakes awhile back at the Exeter Waste Water Treatment Plant.

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